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Programs and Courses

B.A. Major in Sociology

  • Sociology
    The Hofstra University Department of Sociology offers a Bachelors of Arts degree that provides a comprehensive education in the study of society and human interaction.  Sociology BA graduates enter the job market with solid skills in critical thinking, argument-based writing, and clear oral presentation of complex ideas. Students also gain investigative and reasoning skills, the knowledge and ability to work in and with diverse groups and opportunities to directly engage with community organizations through an internship program tailored specifically for each student. Our dynamic and diverse faculty members are dedicated to providing personalized attention.

B.A. Major in Criminology

  • Criminology
    The Bachelor of Arts and minor program in criminology are interdisciplinary and strongly based in the liberal arts. They offer a broad array of courses from social and physical sciences, as well as humanities, in disciplines such as sociology, political science, philosophy, forensics, and linguistics. The program is designed to provide students with sound methodological and analytical skills, leading to critical understanding of criminal behavior and the operation of the criminal justice system. The goal of the program is to prepare students for further studies as well as leadership positions in the fields of law, criminal justice administration, policy development, and national security.